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  Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia)

Caspian Tern | Sterna caspia photo
Caspian Tern. Cobourg, Ontario, Canada.

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Caspian Tern | Sterna caspia photo
Caspian Tern

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Caspian Tern | Sterna caspia photo
Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia) in flight

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Caspian Tern | Sterna caspia photo
Sterna caspia with chicks

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CASPIAN TERN FACTS

distribution map showing range of Sterna caspia in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Laridae
Genus:Sterna
Species:caspia
Common Name:Caspian Tern

Relatives in same Genus
  Little Tern (S. albifrons)
  Bridled Tern (S. anaethetus)
  Lesser Crested Tern (S. bengalensis)
  Crested Tern (S. bergii)
  Roseate Tern (S. dougallii)
  Sooty Tern (S. fuscata)
  Common Tern (S. hirundo)
  Fairy Tern (S. nereis)
  Gull-billed Tern (S. nilotica)
  Arctic Tern (S. paradisaea)
  White-fronted Tern (S. striata)
  Black-naped Tern (S. sumatrana)
  Antarctic Tern (S. vittata)